Do you know your way around an Arduino board and think you’re pretty handy with a soldering iron? Can you tell your Galilleo’s from your CI20s, and know how to use a 3D printer in anger?

And do you have the writing skills to explain how these things work, and why Maker culture is important to the future of African economies?

Hypertext Media and its subsidiary, makers.htxt.africa, is looking for a full time writer/journalist who will be responsible for writing news, reviews and tutorial features from the developing Maker scene all over Africa.

We’re looking for someone with a track record both in writing and using Maker technologies, who can help us develop makers.htxt.africa into the definitive resource for Makers, educators, entrepreneurs and anyone else who’s interested across the continent.

You will play a vital role both in reporting on and helping to foster the network of tech hubs and makerspaces that’s emerging.

You don’t need to be a working journalist, a passion for innovation and invention along with an understanding and experience of hacker projects is enough to get started. You’ll be working as part of a team, but will also need to be highly self motivated and be able to demonstrate a keen understanding of social media and how to use it for a modern website.

As part of your responsibilities, you will also help to produce material for a third party site Hypertext is developing on behalf of a commercial partner in the area.

Remuneration is dependent on experience, and you’ll need to be based in our Johannesburg office.

Interested? Send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected].

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar, Wired.co.uk, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.